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University Advancement School of Dentistry, has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director for Advancement & Alumni Services.
The Assistant Director, as a member of the School of Dentistry's Advancement team, will help plan, manage and direct the School's advancement activities and efforts to broaden the base of engagement and investment from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. Activities in the position involve extensive direct contact with the School's diverse internal and external audiences, including alumni, friends, major donors, faculty, staff, volunteers, and representatives of organizations, corporations and foundations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Frontline Fundraising Develop and manage a portfolio of 50-75 current and prospective donors with the potential of becoming high-end annual and major donors. Solicit a minimum of 20 gifts per year from individuals and organizations at gift levels that range from significant annual support (President Club level gifts of $2,000 or more) to major gifts of $50k+.
Work to create and build productive relationships with prospective and current donors through substantive contact throughout the year, with particular emphasis on in-person visits (average 1-2 per week).
Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements and stewardship reports as needed to secure and steward gifts.
File reports on substantive contact with current and prospective donors and work cooperatively with the University's prospect management and tracking system.
Annual Giving Primary responsibility for managing the School of Dentistry's annual giving program, with particular emphasis on Dean's Club level individual donors ($1,000+) and the School's Business Partners program for companies and organizations ($2,000+).
Working with the Assistant Dean and the Dean's Club Board, develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward Dean's Club and Business Partner donors.
Coordinate annual giving efforts with Central Advancement, including phonathon and direct mail activities.
Develop written materials for solicitation and stewardship and develop other opportunities to advance the School's annual giving programs, as appropriate.
With a view toward continual process improvement, analyze the effectiveness of various solicitation strategies and work with the Assistant Dean to develop and test new tactics as needed to improve outcomes.
Other Support the creation and production of the School's alumni publications, correspondence and other communications, as needed.
Support and assist with advancement events.
Represent the School at University, community and professional functions, as appropriate.
Attend appropriate training opportunities to develop skillsets in advancement.
Other duties as assigned and necessary.
KEY COMPETENCIES Core Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results. Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization. Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience. Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs. Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.
Fundraiser Donor Focused: Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW. Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results. Planning & Implementing: Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization's mission, priorities and goals. Conflict Resolution: Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development/advancement, with demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with individuals and corporate donors.
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.
Experience working with alumni, donors and constituents in a large university setting, with a focus on healthcare professions.
Knowledge and familiarity with UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.
Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.
Frequent local travel expected.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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